Weekend happening: lots of treats and sweets

March 28, 2016

Hello there. I am still in weekend mode over here. The girls are on spring break until Wednesday so I took today off to spend a bit more time with them. And pretty soon we are off to the beach! The week before a trip always seems to drag, doesn’t it?

girls at Montessori

Our weekend was fun. Friday began with a parent-teacher meeting at the girls’ school. It provided a chance for me to sit down with the owners/teachers to discuss how M & A are developing, their strengths, and learn about their progress at the school. I really appreciated the opportunity to speak with everyone and hear how the girls are doing. Overall, I’ve been very happy with the program. It gives the girls a chance to pursue their own interests and engage with other children in a group setting.


After we finished up at the school we went around the corner to Whole Foods for a celebratory treat. We shared a Green Monster smoothie which was made with kale, bananas, pineapple and almond milk. So good!

Green Monsters PS: the dresses were a gift from the girls’ nanny. Love them!


(I’m going to stop asking them to smile for pictures. This is what I get.)

When we got back home I did some work while the girls played and then it was nap time. Nap time for parents = get all the things done. Work, more work, laundry, clean, cook. Relax. Kidding about the last one.


Friday ended with Kombucha and Game of Thrones. I love the cranberry kind that Synergy makes. It’s super refreshing and good for the gut. It’s a great mocktail, too.

A - playground

Saturday I worked out and then the girls and I went to visit my bestie. We hung around her house for a bit and then walked to the nearby playground. The girls had a blast and it was great to catch up with my gal pal.

M - playground

On our way home we stopped by Market Street Coffee and the girls enjoyed some sorbet (mango and blood orange). I tried stealing a few bites, but they were pretty protective of their goods. Locals, make sure you stop by this coffee spot. It has an awesome drink selection and yummy desserts. It’s also a great place to do some work – lots of tables and chairs.



Ha – Maddie is definitely savoring that bite!

Later on we painted our Easter eggs! The girls used washable watercolors and paint brushes to decorate their eggs.



Easter eggs

They turned out so pretty! And, yes, we had a few cracked ones.

Sunday the Easter bunny paid us a visit. The girls got baskets full of stickers, crayons, organic gummy bears, raisins, and GF animal crackers. I also found these cute dog purses in the clearance section of Nordstrom Rack!

Easter baskets

And then these happened…

rice crispy treats

I decided to make these as an Easter treat for the girls family. It was my first time making these, but it was super simple. Just three ingredients: rice crispies, marshmallows and coconut oil. Man – these stick like the dickens!

A Fit Mess

Remember my recent post that mentioned the 80/20 rule? Well, these definitely fall into the 20% section. Yum!

rice crispy treats

I got some great workouts in last week despite having a slight cold.



Perform 15 reps of each exercise and repeat each set 3x before moving on to the next set. NO rest in between exercises, rest 1 minute in between sets. So, after your complete 3 rounds of set 1, rest 1 minute and begin set 2.

Set 1

  • front squat to push press (15# DBs)
  • tricep kickbacks (12# DBs)

Set 2

  • pushups
  • DB reverse lunge (15# DBs, 15 reps each side)

Set 3

  • shoulder push press (15# DBs)
  • DB row (12# DBs)

Set 4

  • tricep pushups on a medicine ball
  • DB side lunge (15# DBs)

Set 5

  • thrusters holding 12# medicine ball
  • bicep curls (12# DBs)



  • 10 jump squats
  • 10 pike pushups
  • 10 jump lunges off the bench
  • 10 dips or tricep pushups

Complete first round, then increase by 5 reps. So, 15 jump squats, 15 pike pushups, etc. Keep doing this until you complete 30 reps of each exercise. If you are still alive, work your way back down in reverse order (25 jump squats, 25 pike pushups). My legs definitely felt like noodles after this and I was sore for days.


Orangetheory power day: sprints, arms and oh my abs.




Yoga at home (AM)


Orangetheory – I don’t even know what I did in this class. It went by in a blur. Definitely tough. I remember sprinting at a 9% incline at 10.5 mph for 30 seconds and then my legs were like, “Nope!”


Hot yoga class at Hot Asana – super restorative and exactly what I needed

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